For the naysayers: this was a hugely popular hit movie in its day. Maltin's rating (if you mostly tend to agree with him) gives it *** 1/2. God, even Pauline Kael loved it <http://books.google....oliver!&f=false>. It has not dated, as it was a period film to start with. What's not to like about this film?
Then came the eventual laser disc and DVD releases, and disappointment set in big-time. The PQ and sound were merely mediocre.
Now comes news of the TT release. I couldn't be happier. Thank you Sony, thank you TT (I know it will look stellar!).
Roger Ebert gave it four stars.